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Knife held to throat of elderly man in attack by three masked burglars

An elderly man in his 70s was assaulted in his home by three masked man yesterday.

The men entered the house in Kildangan, Tullamore and hit the man a number of times over the head with what is believed to be a stick.

A knife was also held to his throat.

The incident occurred at approximately 8pm yesterday.

All three men are described as being 5’6” in height, in their 20s and spoke with a local accent.

The man was treated for shock and minor injuries and was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital where he was later released.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who might have been in the area or travelling on the main Tullamore to Clara Road between 7.30pm and 8.30pm to contact Tullamore Garda station on 057 9327600 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111

Investigations are continuing.